Prince Edward Boys High School and Msengezi High made history as they retained their titles in the boys and girls categories respectively at the NASH 20 and under volleyball tournament at ZRP High School in the capital this weekend.
Prince Edward beat Majiji in the semi finals before upstaging Cornway College 3-1 in a mouth watering final at ZRP High School in Hatcliffe, Harare this Sunday (yesterday).
In the girls’ category, Msengezi dismissed Mutoko Central in the semis and went on to register a 3-0 victory over Mnene High in a one sided affair.
Prince Edward head coach Rodwin Mutyakureva was an elated man after the success, while his opposite number Chekuda Makuyana of Cornway College conceded defeat.
“I am very happy with the result the boys really deserved it, they worked very hard to defend the title it wasn’t an easy road,” said Mutyakureva.
“Well done to P.E for retaining the title but I also give credit to my boys they tried their best, they played their hearts out but lady luck was not on our side,” said Makuyana.
ZRP High School Acting Headmaster Wellington Mazhonde said he was honoured to host a tournament of such magnitude adding that it is such events which mould pupils into complete students.
“I was very privileged to host this tournament I am glad that NASH trusted us and we managed to run the show. These tournaments are very helpful in shaping students for national leagues and national teams,” he said.
Prince Edward’s Tamanikwa Tatenda Tanatswa was crowned the Most Valuable Player in the boys category while the girls’ Most Valuable Player accolade went to Rosemary Ncube of Msengezi High School.